07/22/14 3:28pm

Santa and Mrs. Claus are making their annual trip to Union Street to see the kids for a little Christmas in July this weekend on Saturday, July 26.

Kids of all ages can enjoy these free activities:

There are also special Christmas in July sales at The Christmas Attic and drink specials at Union Street Public House for the adults ALL day!

Christmas in July on Union Street in Alexandria, Virginia

07/22/14 3:11pm

Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) Superintendent Alvin L. Crawley has announced the appointment of Terri H. Mozingo as chief academic officer. Mozingo most recently served as assistant superintendent, research and accountability, for the Durham Public School District in Durham, North Carolina, where she has worked since 2004.

“We welcome Dr. Mozingo’s rich leadership skills and proven knowledge regarding so many crucial education topics, from strategic plan design and implementation to school improvement initiatives,” Dr. Crawley said.

Mozingo said the division-wide commitment to ensuring that every student achieves academic success drew her to ACPS. She also views strong community support as a positive in helping the division meet its commitment to become a high-performing school division.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to join ACPS and to build upon the current work that has been done,” Mozingo said. “I pledge to listen, learn, lead and roll up my sleeves and work so that every student achieves success!

Mozingo earned a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from North Carolina State University and a Bachelor of Science from Fayetteville State University. Prior to her most recent position with the Durham Public School District, Mozingo served as the division’s area superintendent for middle school curriculum, instruction and school improvement, Academic Services; and chief academic officer, associate superintendent and assistant superintendent for secondary curriculum and instruction for the Instructional Services Division.

Her honors include the 2013 North Carolina Middle School Association’s Central Region Central Office Administrator to Watch recognition and 2009 North Carolina Association of Educators Excellence in Equity Award. Mozingo, who will join ACPS Friday, Aug. 1, replaces GwenCarol Holmes, who left ACPS to serve as superintendent for the Blaine County School District in Hailey, Idaho.

07/22/14 2:25pm
Parking Meters in Carlyle

The Traffic & Parking Board will hold a meeting on Monday, July 28, from 7:30-9:30 p.m., in the Council Chambers (second floor of City Hall), 301 King St.

The Public Hearing will include the following items:

  • Consideration of a request to reserve 10 parking spaces along the west side of Reinekers Lane for vendors of the Upper King Street Farmers Market every Thursday between June and October
  • Consideration of a request to install a 70 foot, “No Parking, Loading Zone, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., Monday through Saturday,” restriction in front of Del Ray Pizzeria
  • Consideration of a request to relocate two Zipcar parking spaces
  • Consideration of a request to remove one parking space on Reed Avenue

The agenda and meeting materials are posted on the Traffic and Parking Board website.

The meeting is open to the public. If you have questions or need further information, please contact Bob.Garbacz@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.4143.

07/22/14 1:02pm

For the nearest Bertucci’s locations and/or to view the menu, visit this link.

Via On the Cheap

Beat the heat and get out of the kitchen – and while you’re at it, take the kids ’cause they eat FREE through the end of July.

Bertucci’s has a special deal through July 31, 2014 that will make your mouth water. Simply bring in this coupon (see below) and at lunch buy an adult meal for $7.99 or more and at dinner the adult meal needs to be $9.99 or more.

Enjoy Bertucci’s for lunch, dinner, or both during July with this great deal. Click here for locations – whether you’re in Richmond or traveling somewhere else.

Bertucci's coupon

(H/T Dorothy)

07/22/14 12:05pm

West End Transitway Timeline Alexandria, Virginia

The initial phase of Public Outreach for the West End Transitway Alternatives Analysis / Environmental Assessment (AA/EA) is almost over. Please take this opportunity to take the Survey by clicking on this link.

The survey will close on July 31, 2014. However, there will be many more opportunities to participate throughout the AA/EA process. Please visit the West End Transitway project website regularly for up-to-date project and meeting information.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Allan Fye, Principal Planner or 703-746-4151.